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How did Obi-Wan know what Darth Vader looked like in Episode IV?

How did Obi-Wan know what Vader looked like before he confronted him? "He is more machine now than man"
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Who is this character in the video for “The Saga Begins” by Weird Al Yankovic?

In the video for the Weird Al Yankovic song "The Saga Begins" (1999), Weird Al is playing at a Mos Eisley-type cantina, where several aliens can be seen dancing alongside the regular Star Wars ...
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What type of stormtrooper is this one wearing a cape?

In this image taken from the Databank page for Tuanul we can see a stormtrooper with a cape in the background. Do we know what type of stormtrooper this is? It would not appear to be a snowtrooper ...
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Did Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi?

This was inspired by a related question about whether Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru knew that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Did they know that Obi-Wan "Old Ben" Kenobi was a Jedi? Or did they ...
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What is the technical name of the conical totem lanterns scattered in the Tuanul village field?

I am building a Tuanul raid diorama based on the opening scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). . I have built some conical totem lanterns like the one marked in the picture. I need to know (...
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Was Boba Fett originally supposed to be in Episode 4?

In the original theatrical release of Star Wars, Boba Fett does not appear. In the behind the scenes though, I recall Jabba was originally filmed (as a human, not a slug), and then the scene was cut. ...
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Why don't we see any Blue Squadron Y-wings during the battle of Scariff?

In Rogue One I can't see any Y-wings helping the X-wings and the U-wings on the surface of the planet but when I searched for information about Blue Squadron in this wiki, I found that they had Y-...
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How can a staff fell stormtroopers in Rogue One?

Would you even feel the blows of a staff through your armor? We are not told that the monk character in Rogue One has superhuman strength, and it seems odd that he can topple stormtroopers with one ...
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Why didn't the Imperials block the exhaust port on the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin?

The rebel plan is to fire torpedoes into the Death Star's exhaust port, causing a chain reaction that will destroy the Death Star. One of the Imperial officers tells Tarkin: OFFICER: We've ...
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Are there Bounty Hunters in Star Wars universe who work within the limits of the laws?

Definitions of bounty hunter: Oxford: A person who pursues a criminal or fugitive for whom a reward is offered. Cambridge: Someone who searches for criminals or hunts animals in exchange for a reward....
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Is Star Wars prequel trilogy inspired by Augustus and Roman politics of his time? [duplicate]

Star Wars prequel trilogy introduced The Galactic Republic and to make it compatible with the original trilogy, Lucas showed how Galactic Empire was established replacing The Galactic Republic. This ...
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Did Clone troopers suffer from PTSD?

It is not unheard off for people that have gone through a traumatic experience to develop Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) Soldiers and those in the military are known to experience PTSD more ...
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In the movie The Last Jedi, why didn’t the dreadnought ship go in reverse so it wouldn’t get hit by the falling bombs?

In the movie The Last Jedi, why didn’t the First Order’s dreadnought ship go in reverse, or move in another direction, so it wouldn’t get hit by the falling bombs? I don’t recall Poe taking out the ...
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What side of the road/sky do vehicles drive on in Star Wars?

Within Star Wars, it has been shown that motorways exist for landspeeders and other hovercraft as seen in Episode II: Although the vehicles that are seen in the film ...
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Why are there no (automatic) rear turrets on the X-Wing and Y-Wing?

In Episodes IV, V and VI, we never seem to see rear turrets on the Rebel X-Wings and Y-Wings. However, in Episodes I, II and III we see quite a number of manual turrets with Clone Troopers in them. ...
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Opposition to the Empire not related to the Rebel Alliance?

During the years prior to the Battle of Yavin (the early rebellion) there were a number of different groups that opposed the Empire. Many of these said groups would eventually join together to become ...
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Did the Empire know the Falcon was going to Alderaan?

During ANH, Han, Chewbacca, Luke, Obi-Wan and the two droids have left Tatooine aboard the Falcon just in front of the search troops (they fled under blaster blows). At this point, the Empire know ...
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What's happened to Wedge Antilles in the Sequel era?

While reading this article, I started reading about Wedge Antilles later life, after the Battle of Jakku. In his Wookiepedia bio, it states at the end that he retired: Following the signing of the ...
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Why didn't the Rebel Alliance (or the Empire) build YT-1300 light freighters with the same specs as the Millennium Falcon for space combat?

The films clearly demonstrated the Millennium Falcon can take on multiple TIE fighters in a dog fight and emerge victorious. Plus the Falcon can survive direct hits from Imperial Star Destroyer guns, ...
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Are there any Star Wars mini-figures that are not made by LEGO?

I'm trying to find small Star Wars figures, say around 2 inches high. So far, all I can find are Lego mini-figures (or clones thereof). I'm not necessarily looking for something that fancy (or that ...
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What was the state of the Hutt military?

While reading about the Hutt Cartel I read that the Cartel had an army and starship fleet: It maintained a personal military consisting of both an army and a starfleet. This got me thinking, What ...
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Earth-type sports in Star Wars universe

Apart from droid NFL-style football and board games are there any examples of sports similar to ours? I.e., snooker/pool, football/soccer, tennis, etc?
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What money is used on Tatooine? [duplicate]

If Republic credits are no good, what is used for or what is money called on Tatooine? Water would be an obvious currency but some form of 'cash' is seen being used.
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Are humans in Star Wars vegetarian?

Do any humans in the Star Wars Galaxy eat meat? In the films at least there are a few scenes of people eating but it only seems to be fruits or veg. Jabba eats a frog type thing and Chewie smells the ...
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How many times has the Wilhelm scream been used in Star Wars films?

How many times in the Star Wars films (including SW stories) has the Wilhelm scream been used? I'm only asking about Episodes 1-8, Rogue One, and Solo.
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Does dialog exist for BB8? [duplicate]

BB8 seems to have a sense of humour and have a cheeky/nasty side to him but is there a full list of what he is meant to be saying (not just fanboy hopeful assumptions)?. As there is dialog for Chewie ...
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Why is the outer-rim still considered remote, given the immense speed of hyper-drive?

While the exact speed of a hyper-drive is still a debate, most fans agree that it'll take you across the galaxy in days at most. Given this, why are the outer-rim worlds still so intensely ...
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Why did Vader not wait for Luke's return to Tatooine?

After the ESB events, Vader knows that Han was sent to Tatooine, and that Luke will do everything possible to save him (as he did previously, where he went to Bespin to save Han and Leia). Why did ...
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Why didn't the Jedi sense Dooku is a Sith Lord?

The Jedi could feel on what's happening about them. Like a disturbance in the force. This question is somewhat similar to Why couldn't the Jedi detect Senator Palpatine as having powers? But ...
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How did Luke Skywalker not die in the explosion?

The Death Star has enough power to destroy an entire planet. It's been estimated that one blast of its superweapon delivers energy comparable to that released by the Sun in an entire week so we can ...
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Why is Mustafar different in Rogue One?

In Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Mustafar is a volcanic planet filled with lava. While in Rogue One, the skies are different and the lava is not that scattered anymore. Is there any information ...
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In Star Wars, did anyone travel outside the Galaxy? [duplicate]

Given the Hyperdrives and other tech in the Star Wars universe surely someone has traveled outside the Galaxy? Or does this happen but doesn't impact the stories or characters we know of? (I don't ...
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What is the meaning of six-five?

At the Battle of Scarif, a pilot shouts out More fighters! Form up at six-five! as imperial fighters are dispatched. What is 65? Is that a formation or some ...
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What happened to the crew and guards of the Tantive IV?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, we see a number of Alderaanian consular guards that were on the Tantive IV being escorted away by Stormtroopers. But what was the fate of these guards and the crew of the ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

Having watched TFA and TLJ a few times, I noticed that the only non-BB astromech droid we see is R2-D2, and he spends most of both of those movies in low-power mode and looking fairly worn out. Are R-...
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Were any Star Wars aliens based on national stereotypes?

Many reviews and scholars have suggested that George Lucas seems to have based certain species in Star Wars human ethnicities, and particularly on stereotypes thereof. For instance, the Toydarians (...
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What was this Ralph McQuarrie's concept art about?

Ralph McQuarrie was the leading concept artist of the original Star Wars trilogy. His artwork often reflected the evolution and changes in the story development of George Lucas' writing process. There ...
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Why are cannons stopped by shields?

In Star Wars they shoot lasers from cannons and guns but how come they are stopped by forcefields? How can it be that lasers are light and the forcefields allow the ships to be visible but don't ...
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How did Anakin Skywalker defeat Darth SIdious? [duplicate]

Today I saw Darth Sidious fighting Darth Maul and Savage Opress. It's pretty clear that Darth Sidious is hypercompetent at fighting, both with lightsabers and with the Force. Comparing that to the ...
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What's the song in the background of this video? The “noticable” part starts around 1:40 in

I believe Lucas King made the song, but not sure. Hope that helps.
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Why does Han Solo's blaster have a hammer and what is its purpose?

I am 3d printing Han Solo's blaster pistol (because why not) and realized: It definitely looks like it has a hammer mechanism... which, makes no sense to me in the Star Wars universe, where a blaster ...
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Anakin's Inaccurate Wardrobe

On one of the alternate covers for the new book Thrawn: Alliances, we see a shot of Anakin Skywalker and the Chiss standing dramatically next to each other. There's one small problem with this, ...
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Did Leia know she was adopted? [duplicate]

At the end of Revenge Of The Sith, Leia was adopted by Bail Organa, following the death of her biological mother. At the end of Rogue One, Bail refers to Leia as being his daughter. During A New Hope, ...
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Had Luke Skywalker been adopted by Owen and Beru?

Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun raised Luke Skywalker. But had they adopted him? Luke calls them uncle Owen and aunt Beru. He knew of the family relation between Owen and his father, Anakin. Yet the ...
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Was it intentional that Luke and Darth Vader did not meet during A New Hope? [duplicate]

Having watched A New Hope again, I have just realised that the only people to meet Vader in person out of the main good characters are Leia and Obi-Wan. It's understandable why Han didn't interact ...
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Why does Vader think that Obi-Wan can “no longer help” Luke? [duplicate]

In Episode V, what did Vader mean when he told the Emperor: Obi-Wan can no longer help him? Help him in what way? Obi-Wan's Force ghost 'had been' helping Luke since the Battle of Yavin which ...
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Why the Jedi or Darth Vader don't use the Force powers in space fights?

Theoretically, a Jedi or Sith participating in a space fight, instead of dogfighting and aiming at the enemy fighter, would rather use the Force and disrupt it or make it explode. That never happens ...
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In “The Last Jedi” was it actually Poe's fault that so much of the resistance died? [duplicate]

In The Last Jedi would Holdo's plan have worked if not for Poe's folly? What I'm asking is, did everyone else see it that way? The First Order would not have seen the small transports if DJ didn't ...
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Do 'modern' ships in Star Wars have radio blackouts and heat up on atmospheric reentry?

In the book The Old Republic: Deceived the pilot of the cargo ship Fatman mentions hating atmospheric entry, and mentions the plasma and the radio blackout. I don't recall that being mentioned or ...
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Can a lightsaber's length change? [duplicate]

Can a lightsaber's blade length be changed after it's built or is it fixed upon construction of the lightsaber?